S’pore nursing aide earns only $1,350 far below other economies’ – thanks to cheap foreign labour in eldercare industry

Philanthropic organisation Lien Foundation released a report yesterday (26 Jul), revealing that eldercare workers have been severely underpaid in Singapore, contributing to high turnover. “Despite concerted efforts to raise pay, redesign jobs and improve skills and productivity, the sector seems afflicted by constant churn and the ‘leaky bucket’ syndrome,” the report commented. Surveys conducted by Lien Foundation show that less …

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New food agency chief “missing in action” during Little India Riot in 2013

The government announced yesterday (26 Jul) that a new statutory board called the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be formed in April next year under the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) to oversee food safety and security. It will bring together all the food-related functions under the various agencies into one central agency. The new agency SFA will …

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MAS counters Cyber Security Czar BG Koh’s notion that stolen data has “no strong commercial value”

Last Friday (20 Jul), when it was reported that cyber hackers have broken into the computer systems of SingHealth and stolen the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients, including IC numbers, Singapore Cyber Security Czar BG (NS) David Koh told everyone that the stolen information are only “basic demographic data”. “We are watching to see if anything appears on the …

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Singapore Cyber Security Czar already a Brigadier General at 41

Singapore Cyber Security Czar David Koh Tee Hian came under fire from netizens when he nonchalantly remarked during the recent cyber attack on SingHealth’s computer systems that the stolen information of the 1.5 million patients are only “basic demographic data”. “We are watching to see if anything appears on the Internet both in the open and in some of the …

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Letter from Najib’s office sent to CIA belittling S’pore as too small to make an impact in Southeast Asia

A letter purportedly written by the top intelligence officer in former Najib’s administration to the Director of Central Intelligence Agency of United States, seeking CIA’s backing for Najib has surfaced. The request made 5 days before the May 9 general election in Malaysia, was said to be Najib’s attempt to obtain the assistance of a foreign intelligence agency and government …

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